• Motorcyclist dies in crash

    MOUNTAIN VIEW —A Stone County man died as the result of a motorcycle accident that occurred about 1:20 p.m. Wednesday on state Highway 5 about 15.8 miles south of the highway 5/14 intersection, said Arkansas State Trooper Bucky Rinks. Kenneth M. Brewer, 65, of Mountain …

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  • Fundraiser set for Memorial Day weekend

    The eighth annual Unity Fest on the River will be May 25. Testimonies will begin at 3 p.m. with dinner at 5, guest speakers at 6 and entertainment at 7. Unity Fest will also have a number of vendors as well as bounce houses for …

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  • Ministry celebrates decade of service

    CHARLOTTE — Bryan and Beverly Tuggle had planned to wait to open their spiritual boot camp at Charlotte, but the need was too great to wait any longer. With phone calls pouring in and men lining up for help, John 3:16 Ministries officially opened its …

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  • Lawsuit targets local business

    A local businessman has been cited as an example in a lawsuit filed in New York that accuses a pharmaceutical company of providing illegal kickbacks to pharmacies. Federal prosecutors filed a lawsuit on April 23 in Federal District Court in Manhattan accusing Novartis of providing …

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  • Man arrested for throwing rocks at neighbor’s trailer

    A Batesville man who sat down on a woman’s front porch to drink a beer but was told to leave before police were called apparently thought he’d disturb the peace at the local trailer park by throwing rocks at the homes, knocking on doors, trying …

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  • Concord plans commencement

    CONCORD — Concord High School will have its graduation at 7 p.m. May 17 at Concord Gymnasium. Valedictorian is Megan Talley. She has been involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Beta Club and basketball. She plans to attend the University of Arkansas Community College at …

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  • Relay rally scheduled

    Amedisys Home Health Relay for Life team will have a fundraiser Saturday. The relay rally will begin at 1 p.m. at Batesville Middle School auditorium on Water Street. Other activities include: Fusion Dance Team, 1 to 2:30; KC Dance Dynamics, 2:30 to 4; pie/cake auction, …

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  • Benefit yard sales announced

    First Baptist Church CAVE CITY —  A benefit yard sale will begin at 7 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church FLEC building located at the intersection of highways 167 and 230. Proceeds will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Cave City High School student …

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  • Fundraiser planned

    CHARLOTTE — Cord Charlotte Elementary will host a “fun run” fundraiser with proceeds going to Arkansas Children’s Hospital in honor of one of its students who was diagnosed with a curable cancer. The Reese Run, named for sixth-grader Reese Gardner, will be held  at 6:30 …

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  • WBC sets summer classes

    BRADFORD — Two terms of evening summer classes will be offered by Williams Baptist College at its Bradford extension campus. Registration will be held at 6 p.m. May 6 at Bradford High School. The first session of classes begins May 13 and the second session …

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  • Club News

    United Daughters of the Confederacy The April meeting of the Albert Sidney Johnston Chapter #135, United Daughters of the Confederacy, was held in the Old Independence Regional Museum in Batesville. President Sherrie Stagner welcomed members and called the meeting to order at noon, after a sandwich …

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  • Area pioneer photographer subject of Chronicle article

    The Independence County Historical Society is seeking information for an article on Joe Robert Lewis; better known as J.R. or Joe Lewis. He was born in 1870 to Dr. Samuel M. and Margaret Lewis of near Evening Shade, and died in 1954 in Batesville. Dr. …

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